Monday, June 16, 2008

Family feud

Mom sits up high out of the fray: "You chicks fight it out. When you're finished, we can all sit down to an orderly meal. If not, you will both starve to death."

To me, it looks like these two chicks need to be out getting their own meals. The rookery on the lagoon in Audubon Park, New Orleans, is the scene for this food fight among these Great Egrets.

Here's a couple videos that show how good of hunters egrets can be: Video One, Video Two

And a photo of what happens when everybody is polite and food is served. (from

Lagniappe -- the rain pound and pound. Then it stopped and things sparkled. Today on Pixel Eyed.

--steve buser


Halcyon said...

They are really lovely, even when they fight. :)

Andrée said...

Hi Steve! Wow. I never thought birds would argue for so long. The geese here have many arguments but only a minute or two at the most. Siblings are siblings no matter what the species. What a treat for a great photographer like you!